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WOOHOO!!!!!<br>
It worked Heather! 1 hot wash with a smidge of Windfresh and a scoop of All oxygen stuff. Heck, I think the diapers came out cleaner then they normally do.<br><br>
From the bottom of my wallet- Thank You!(we have city water, it's only slightly cheaper then buying Evian to do laundry!)
 

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HAHAHA! I do approximately 12 loads of laundry a week, and usually 2-3 loads of diapers. I wash my diapers the same way I wash my clothes, except I change the water temp. Cold for clothes, hot for diapers.<br>
Simple, effective......
 

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Wow, I've got to try this w/ the next diaper wash. I usually do a cold rinse, then hot wash, and then another rinse. I've been thinking of getting rid of the first rinse as most of her poo comes off anyway. And since I've moved I don't seem to need baking soda as much now. I do a viniger rinse about every other time.
 

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I do one hot wash with Melaleuca Detergent and brightener, and vinegar in a downy ball, and then TRY to remember to go in and turn the dial to cold before the rinse starts. I think a cold rinse gets the soap out better than hot, especially with soft water.<br><br>
Been working great for over 2 years, and I honestly don't ever change that routine. No stripping or anything. The occasional line dry if it's not too humid out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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That's it...I'm going to one wash only. Even with two washes our dipes still had stains, but they always go away if the dipes are left in the sun. Amazing how that sun works, isn't it?<br>
We're running short on water here (we're on a well), so one wash it is.
 

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I tried a hot wash iwth one load (out of three) last night, first letting it fell with plain water and then agitate to see if there were no suds. There were no suds after a few minutes so I added a lil detergent and finished the cycle. Afterwards it seemed as though where stains were heavy they had set in with hot water. I made it worse by throwing in a hot dryer lol. I think I'm going to stick with cold washes and if I can afford it hot rinses, and rely on just the sun to take out stains completely.
 

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Jesse - I have a load today to do - but that makes me think it was more the oxygen cleaner than the hot water. I know that hot 'sets' stains - which is why I've always done the cold pre-soak overnight. But oxygen cleaners work with hot water, so . . . had to do it that way.<br><br>
Hmmm . . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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I had this thread in mind last night while doing laundry (why I decided to try it) and realized I had no oxi-clean. Oxi-clean has always seemed useless in cold water so I've always used it in hot for overnight soaks as well.<br><br>
I think that the diapers were just as clean, stains don't mean the diaper is actually dirtier really. If I hadn't been so tired I would have put everything up on the line and I'm sure they would have sunned out (I just hung my fitteds up) esp since it's a hot cloudless day today.<br><br>
I figure one atvantage to using hot water is the detergent could disolve more easily and therefor leave less residue overall?<br><br>
ETA I also washed my fitteds in hot in the front loader, and they seemed fine. I washed my older ds's in cold though, I was afraid of water "sealing in" the stink. I think that's why I usually always wash on cold.
 

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Good point.<br><br>
Jesse - yea, I wouldn't doubt they were clean (should have used 'stain free' instead for word choice), but maybe clean and 'stained.' Stained used to bother me until I realized that I haven't met a poop stain the sun couldn't 'take away.' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I tried a warm wash (I'm weaning myself from the one hot wash) per Andrea's suggestion and everything came out fine! Woo hoo! Next time I'll do a cold wash!<br><br>
I'm so glad to see that other mamas are walking the path of the one wash system. Think of the water we're saving!
 

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SHout oxy power eh? You learn something new every day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Good thing too, I just ran out of oxiclean for reg laundry (did wonders on summer clothes I took out of storage) maybe I'll try this new stuff (is it new?)<br><br>
I think some people do equate 'stained" with "dirty" or "not as clean" and I myself have to catch myself. I'm more worried about detergent residue, leftover odors, and money (water) consumption.<br><br>
Anyone else experimenting?
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by chellemarie</i><br><b>Any stained diapers that come out of the dryer lay in my back car window to sun out</b></td>
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Oh my Gosh! What a fabulous idea!!! I live in an apartment and no line drying is allowed at all. I never even thought of putting them in my car!<br><br>
Thank you<br>
Thank you<br>
Thank you!!!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by JesseMomme</i><br><b>Anyone else experimenting?</b></td>
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Yes...I am now washing a load in hot as we speak. No rinse, no soak. I had to take a deep breath without that cold pre-rinse...it just seems wrong. For the record, I'm not regular with my soaks; I just do a baking soda soak every once in a while to help with our hard water. I will do one extra hot rinse and look for bubbles, just a thing with me since I've battled stinky hemp <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"><br><br>
I also equate stains with unclean.
 

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Hi all ...first post on the diapering board...Heeeaattherr...try those nice little fleece jobbies...the turds just flop into the toitee.....Otherwise the whole thing goes into a diaper pail. I run it to the basement once a day and wash 1-2 times a week in hot water and dry.<br>
And ya wanna know the really gross thing...I wash my other whites at the same time.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br><br>
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I used to use my machine as a wet pail, but I got over that quickly :LOL.<br><br>
Once I started using a dry pail, I just threw everything in the wash and washed on hot. I've had no stains or any other problems.
 

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Funny, I used to always wash my diapers this way til everyone online convinced me I was doing it wrong LOL. Though I added a prerinse (not a soak) because one day I opened up that washer while it was agitating and saw how full of sewage the water was and decided they needed a good rinsing first!!! I still don't understand eveyrone's hang up with stains though, they are diapers for crying out loud. I used to just sun them every now and then, but mostly I didn't care bc they were just going to get full of poo again. Now with toddler poo, I don't get many stains in general anyway. I think I'm gonna go back to my old way, just one wash (with a small prerinse still, I usually do this on a medium load setting instead of XL). And now that I've about gotten the amount of detergent needed in the hard water here down, I can finally get rid of the extra rinse I've been using to help cut down on build up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br>
PS Oxiclean and the imitations can be used in cold water....just dissolve it in some hot water first to activate it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> When I use it, I usually start the load running with hot water and hold the cup of oxi under it, so it gets in some hot water. Then I fill it with cold or warm. HTH
 

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It's just a thang with me...I'm anal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: Stainfree dipes = clean dipes.<br><br></b>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">PS Oxiclean and the imitations can be used in cold water....just dissolve it in some hot water first to activate it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> When I use it, I usually start the load running with hot water and hold the cup of oxi under it, so it gets in some hot water. Then I fill it with cold or warm. HTH</td>
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Thank you for this tip. Though I still have to get over that ingrained warning that Oxyclean will destroy hemp, I like knowing that oxyclean can be used in cold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
BTW, where is this proof that those oxygen bleaches will eat away hemp?
 

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Elana - i can't believe how young your mom looks.<br><br>
One hopt wash is all I do. Ocscaisionally I will do a quick wash if they are way nasty but usuallyjust one hot wash.
 
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